Metanoia (Greek μετάνοια – “regret (for what has been done), remorse”, Greek μετάνοια – “change of mind”, “change of thought”, “rethinking”) – a term denoting a change in the perception of facts or phenomena, usually accompanied by regret, remorse. In the Christian tradition it has the meaning of repentance.


To transform the hearts and minds of Ukrainian youth and young adults, leading them to a life of  faith, hope, joy, integrity, and leadership.


Through a variety of Christ-centered programs and interpersonal relationships, our vision is to create positive changes that will impact the life of an individual, then a generation, a community, and ultimately- a nation.


In 2009 Tetiana Kravchenko, now Executive Director of Metanoia Ukraine, began a single “Journey to Freedom” program with encouragement and help from her mentors at Missions Development International in Nashville. Through a strategic partnership with Restore Small Groups, this program grew into several group meetings each week in many locations and reached hundreds with the hope-giving message that “Change is possible”. Over the next 14+ years the ministry grew, adding programs, classes, and groups that meet in their downtown Odesa Youth Center as well as online in several countries. Today we are blessed with full time staff members and many volunteers that share our vision of changing hearts and minds though Jesus Christ.

We make a positive impact on the lives of our community by developing personal relationships based on our Christian faith that seek to improve lives in three areas: Spirit, Mind, and Body.

We create a team of young leaders who develop through interaction, learning, and creative projects. We understand the importance of communication, help and support. But the main goal is to introduce students to Jesus Christ. And each project of the student club is an opportunity to talk about the love and care of Christ, to pray, and to share faith. We hope the Student club will help them to meet God as their Savior, find answers to important questions, meet new friends and feel they are not alone.

Student Club

The goal of the "Choose Life" program is to introduce teenagers to the consequences of early sexual relations. To develop skills of responsible behavior for sexual health and future fatherhood and motherhood. We raise the following topics: God the Creator of the family and the Creator of relationships. God is the source of life, life belongs to God God values life from conception to death Can true love wait? Sex is good or bad?

Choose life

For us children's safety is so important, so next we are preparing trainings on pre-medical care and mine safety. We want to make these meetings with children a regular occurrence throughout the summer so our team can continue to love them, pray with them, and talk about Jesus who will never leave them. We want so much that in this terrible time, children have a childhood full of love, joy, and security. Your prayers and contributions are helping to make these activities possible.

Children's safety is so important